The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers provide spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. Each center offers residential housing and work, group and individual therapy within clean, wholesome surroundings. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive here prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment. Many of those rehabilitated go on to be reunited with their families and resume a normal life.

The work therapy portion of the program includes the collection, repair and sale of donated items (see list of accepted items) through The Salvation Army Family Stores (formerly known as Thrift Stores). This experience helps participants learn or relearn how to be productive, participate cooperatively, follow instructions, contribute toward a goal and maintain balance.

Who Is Eligible?

Every potential program participant must undergo a comprehensive intake interview to ensure that the one seeking help and the program are a good match. If the interview process determines our program is not appropriate for the individual, every attempt will be made to refer them to one that is.

The core program is basically the same, although Adult Rehabilitation Center programs may vary somewhat from center to center. Each applicant must first acknowledge the specific need to be addressed by the Adult Rehabilitation Center program (addiction, homelessness, emotional issues, etc.). A long-term commitment of at least six months is also required so patterns of poor decision-making can be broken and replaced with positive life choices and changes that, upon re-entry, help them become productive citizens of their community.

Applicants with a desire to get help may be referred by families, friends, courts, clergy and community leaders or may simply call the Intake Office at 1-800-SA-TRUCK (728-7825) to make an appointment or get more information about local ARC programs.